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03/06/13
Statement by NAPAN President Paul Giguere: Reaction to TVWs Win of 2013 Cronkite Award for Excellence in Political Journalism
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TVW Wins Walter Cronkite Journalism Award
05/10/12
Connecticut Network Honored with Boston/New England Emmy Nomination
12/12/11
'A Crisis of Coverage' Panel at the Newseum Takes on the Future of Statehouse Reporting
06/20/11
Democracy and Opportunity for All: CT-N Managers win Connect-Ability Top Employer Award
06/19/11
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06/17/11
Broadstripe Adds TVW to Cable Lineup in Chelan, WA
06/09/11
A Public Affairs Network in Every State: FCC Report Gives Federal Weight to 50 States, 50 Networks Initiative
06/07/11
PCN Upgrading to HDTV
06/07/11
The Internet has what cable TV doesn't in Madison -- WisconsinEye
05/31/11
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03/13/11
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03/08/11
TVW’s “Capitol Classroom” Connects Wenatchee High School to State Legislature
02/11/11
Another CT-N First: Comprehensive Day-Long Coverage of 'Connecticut Budget Day'
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It is the mission of the National Association of Public Affairs Networks, Inc. to proactively support the establishment and expansion of noncommercial networks devoted to providing citizens with access to unbiased information about state government deliberations and public policy events in order to educate the public and advance the public understanding of and participation in political processes and the development of public policy.

  NAPAN  Vision 

Democracy is shaped by the voices of the electorate, and democracy should be shaped by the voices of an informed electorate. Every American citizen has the inherent right to see, understand, and react to the decisions made by their elected leaders, whether in Washington, D.C. or one of the 50 State Houses across the nation.

Just as C-SPAN has made access to Congress and other forums of the Federal Government as simple as turning on the television, State Public Affairs Networks have begun to emerge, bringing the same level of access, openness and accountability to state governments and offering unbiased information about state government deliberations and public policy events. As power over public policy flows increasingly to the states, the time has come for 50 states to work together as one nation to educate the public and advance its understanding of and participation in the political process and the development of public policy.

The National Association of Public Affairs Networks has been conceived to help establish and expand in all 50 states noncommercial television networks devoted to providing citizens with fair, balanced, and unfiltered access to their state governments: to foster and nurture the institutions that will help create the informed electorate that will shape our democracy in the years to come. NAPAN is committed to the launch and viability of networks in all 50 states.

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